Dr. Tim Wheeler on Firearms and Mental Illness

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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an article titled "Dangerous People or Dangerous Weapons, Access to Firearms for Persons With Mental Illness." Cam Edwards speaks with Dr. Tim Wheeler of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership about the issue. Wheeler explains that while some people are certainly mentally imbalanced enough that they should never be allowed to own guns, many doctors are arguing that any "mental illness" including temporary depression, minor anxiety, etc. would be cause to ban gun ownership, and that is a dangerous slippery slope. Originally aired 5/24/2011.